Ethel Arrington, age 72, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021. She is survived by a brother, Larry Sonkin, a sister, Harriet Dunlap, brother-in-law, Paul Dunlap, and multiple cousins.
Ethel was a graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She taught math and science at the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater and Portsmouth public schools. She
then worked as a chemist at the Naval Air Rework Facility for 30 years.
She was a very charitable person, particularly with animal rescue organizations. She also spent countless hours bringing literature of encouragement and faith to victims of PTSD, police departments, as well as fire and rescue personnel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Hope for Life Rescue, Inc.
A private service will be held October 18, 2021. Altmeyer Southside Funeral Directors: (757)422-4000